36 players took to Glenview Golf Course with hopes to claim their first medal on the SOPGA Jr. Tour and continue on their #MarchToMuirfield.
The boys 16-19 division was an absolute battle from start to finish. Jackson Raby started his day off two-over par through his first three holes. Despite this start, Raby was determined to right the ship. From there on in, Raby played the final 15 holes at even par, capped with a birdie on his final hole to claim the top spot. The fight for second place came down to the final hole of the day. Jay McCuen stood on the 18th tee needing a birdie to tie. Four strokes later, McCuen would finish the day with a birdie to claim a share of the silver medal with JJ Groomes. Groomes’ day was highlighted by two birdies, playing the par fives on the day at two-under-par.
The girls 16-19 division brought about the closest race of the day. In the end, GraceLynn Boone’s two birdies to start her back nine propelled her to a one stroke victory with a ten-over-par 82. One stroke behind Boone was Katelyn Miley. Miley has become very comfortable at the top of the leaderboard, claiming her third top three finish with a silver medal. Two strokes behind Miley was Jenna Lynch. Lynch, in her first start of the season, claimed a bronze medal to start the year off strong.
Curtis Crimmins used a birdie on his third hole of the day to get off to a strong start. This start would propel Crimmins to the gold medal in the boys 13-15 division. William Kuhlman ended the day on a high note with a birdie on his final hole of the day. This birdie would cement Kuhlman in second place. Behind Kuhlman was Cameron Lahman. Lahman started his season off on a great note, claiming a bronze medal in his first start of the season.
After a strong showing at last week’s Vineyard Jr. Open, Taree Martin was riding the momentum into the Glenview Jr. Open. This momentum allowed Martine to win her first ever event on the SOPGA Jr. Tour!
The boys 9-12 year old division had eight players competing over 9 holes for the top spot. Despite the challenging par 3’s at Glenview Golf Course, Jeffery Savage was able to play them one-under-par en route to a two-over-par 38 and a gold medal. Finishing in second place for the event was Nolan O’Brien. O’Brien’s round was highlighted by a birdie at the seventh hole. Van Laver ended his round on a high note with a birdie on his final hole. That birdie earned Laver the bronze medal at the Glenview Jr. Open.
Thank you to the staff at Glenview Golf Course for hosting the SOPGA Jr. Tour and a great event!
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